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On Agile Governance

During the shift to more adaptive, agile ways of working (and particularly as agile scales beyond the tech team) questions often arise around governance and control. Concerns can be raised about alignment, control of costs and direction. People often feel uncomfortable moving away from the apparent comfort of a detailed, forecast end point,…
Neil Perkin
February 21, 2017
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The Balance Between Consistency and Autonomy

https://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/1486167350/in/photolist-3gjZM1-3gjWtA-gyzKm5-21wR8-3gfmLF-3gfxWK-3gk1Gm-3gjuq7-3gjDm1-3gffpZ-3gjzyj-3gjBMb-3gfzni-3gf9jc-3gfwsV-3gjKwA-3gjBoo-3gfyn6-3gjHYA-3gfufX-3gfxhK-3gfdMn-3gfaNM-fFMy4o-3gjQAA-fFMyUw-fFMzKh-3gjwvN-3gfBN4-3gjwRE-3gjLD3-3gfA3K-3gfCmP-3gfbWn-3gffUV-3gjL87-3gf7W8-3gjWTL-3gjMeN-3gfAjM-3gfatn-3gfDg8-3gjyef-cVHbg-3gf5QT-3gfa96-3gf6iF-3gfw4R-r2ZKmf-rgXude Principle 11 in the agile business manifesto states that the best results emerge from small teams with a high degree of autonomy. Autonomy is critical in the agile organisation, and not only in enabling a culture to move fast. Equipping the right teams with both the required tools and resources and also…
Neil Perkin
January 5, 2017